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East Cheshire Sensory Inclusion Service Parent Support Groups, Crewe and Macclesfield.

East Cheshire Deaf Children’s Society provides additional funds to the two preschool support groups that are run by the East Cheshire Local Authority pre-school Teachers of the Deaf.

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The Crewe group, Little Stars, meets every term time Monday afternoon at Monks Coppenhall Children’s centre and Shining Stars, the Macclesfield group, meets every other Wednesday afternoon at Ash Grove Children’s Centre.

The groups are a great way to meet other parents and children in a welcoming and family friendly environment.

Both children’s centre provide an excellent base for the groups as the outside and inside play areas are purpose built for preschool children and are very well resourced with stimulating activities and play equipment.

The two groups run similar programmes each term including regular visitors offering benefit advice, the North West Rep from the NDCS etc.

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The additional funding provided by East Cheshire Deaf Children’s Society means that the groups are able to provide transport for those families that would otherwise be unable to attend.

The funding also covers regular activities such as Rhythm time and other yearly activities e.g. “My Very Own Video” and summer trips to places such as Stockley Farm.

Audiology Technicians from Leighton hospital are able to come to the Crewe group for the first and third Monday in every month to take ear mould impressions. The moulds can be then posted directly out to home which helps reduce the turnaround time.

If you are interested in coming along to one of the groups your teacher of the deaf will pass on all the relevant information to you.